Whether you're looking for a name that really suits a Mexican dog breed, a name that's compatible with your heritage, or you simply love the sound of Hispanic names, there are quite a few names to choose from. These lists are by no means exhaustive, but you will find plenty of name choices for your pet in this genre whether your puppy is male or female.
Suggestions for Hispanic Puppy Names
Names are as much a form of creative expression as they are a way to identify an individual, so you can use traditional names as well as words that have various meanings. As long as you're happy with the way a particular name sounds, feel free to use it for your puppy. The table below contains name suggestions sorted by gender. Each name is followed by its meaning or by its equivalent name in English.
|Benito (Beni)||Benedict||Amelia (Meli)||Work|
|Che||Buddy or Dude||Bonita (Boni)||Pretty|
|Diego||Spanish form of James (Yago)||Concepción (Concha)||Conception|
|Eduardo (Lalo)||Edward||Coqueta (Queta)||Flirtatious|
|Gabriel (Gabo)||Gabriel||Dulcinea (Dulce)||Sweet|
|Guillermo (Memo)||William||Emilia (Emi)||Emily|
|Manuel (Manu)||short for Emmanuel||Linda||Lovely|
|Paco / Pancho||short for Francisco||Manuela (Mani)||short for Emmanuela|
|Poncho||short for Alfonso||Niña||Girl|
Consider Mexican City and State Names
If you still need more naming inspiration, many of Mexico's cities and states have attractive names that would also make great puppy names. Use a little imagination, and you just might find one of these is perfect for your pet. If it's important to you, you can decide for yourself if you feel a particular name suits one gender better than the other.
Mexican Terms of Endearment
You can show your affection for your new puppy by addressing him or her with one of these Mexican terms of endearment. Note that some names have male and female forms while others can be used for either gender.
|Bebé (Bebecito / Bebecita)||Baby|
|Bombón (both genders)||Marshmallow|
|Canijo / Canija||Tiny and/or Sly|
|Cito / Cita (from Amorcito, bomboncito, corazoncito)||Cutesy diminutive|
|Corazón (both genders)||Sweetheart|
|Coso / Cosa (Cosito / Cosita)||Sweet thing|
|Chaparro / Chaparra (Chaparrito / Chaparrita)||Shorty|
|Chico / Chica||Kid|
|Chicle (both genders)||Chewing gum|
|Chiquito / Chiquita||Little one|
|Chispa (both genders)||Spark|
|Chucho / Chucha (derived from Perrucho/a)||Doggy (Feisty dog)|
|Flaco / Flaca||Thin|
|Gordo / Gorda||Chubby|
|Güero / Güera (Güerito / Güerita)||Light haired|
|Príncipe / Princesa||Prince / Princess|
|Moreno / Morena||Dark haired|
|Mijo / Mija (Mijito / Mijita)||Mi child|
|Nene / Nena||Baby boy / Baby girl|
Choose a Name You Can Live With
Picking your puppy's name is a fairly big decision because you both are going to have to live with it for many years to come. You want to choose a Hispanic name that rolls off your tongue easily. Try choosing two or three of the names you like best from all of these suggestions, and then practice saying each of them a few times until you're comfortable pronouncing them. Once you've done that, look at your puppy and practice calling him or her by each of your chosen names. One name is bound to feel more natural than the others, and then you'll know you've found the right choice.